Any Americans reading this?
I wish I could have taken a photo, on the bus ride from the Tsawwassen ferry to Bridgeport Station, of the giant Obama 2012 sign someone paid to put up, so Americans visiting BC might be swayed. It seems like a lot of Americans are slumping into apathy this election - I'm seeing references to Bill Hicks' "puppet on the left/ puppet on the right" routine, references to Obama's darker side (drones, assassinations), a general attitude of "it makes no difference."
This is, of course, bullshit. Ask any gay couple in America that wants to get married. Ask any woman concerned with the right to choose what happens in her own body. Ask anyone who wants access to inexpensive healthcare. Ask anyone internationally terrified of the possibility of another four years of Republican plunder (funny how Americans seem to almost completely forget about George W. Bush - short memories indeed). Privilege, apathy, complacency are not moral principles, and don't deserve to be tricked up with arguments about how voting makes no difference. There is a huge difference between Obama - whatever his faults - and Romney. There is no honest argument for saying otherwise, unless you're secretly on the side of the Republicans - if you LIKE the idea of the USA as a pirate nation, a rogue state, ripping off the world in the name of liberty.
Hell - even Lemmy Kilmister wants you to vote for Obama.
Please, you apathetic, spoiled, over-priveleged assholes: go vote. And don't vote for Mitt. The rest of the world is in terror that we're going to see a right-wing Mormon wingnut in power in the United States. YOU might not remember George W. Bush - or the party he headed - but we do. Please don't let a Romney presidency come to pass. Get off your asses and vote.